In this week’s Mirfield Reporter

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A family must raise £35,000 for ground-breaking treatment to help a six-year-old boy walk freely.

Hopton Primary School pupil Sam Bottomley has cerebral palsy, which has left the muscles in his legs so stiff and tight that he cannot stand or walk without support.

Medics believe he is an ideal candidate for an operation that would help his muscles move more freely and eventually allow him to walk independently - but it is not funded on the NHS.

A bid to buy land earmarked for a controversial housing development at Balderstone Hall fields has been rejected.

Pub goers can let their hair down late into the night after a Mirfield boozer was granted permission to open until 3.30am.

Developers have been given more time to remove a temporary track from a field in Upper Hopton after a town councillor found “unbelievable” amounts of mud on surrounding roads.

A massive haul of counterfeit cigarettes were seized after police and trading standards officers raided three businesses.

Almost 200,000 cigarettes were found in a town centre hidden basement.

A conwoman who posed as a “simple and sincere” bride-to-be to trick unsuspecting suitors out of £35,000 with a dating website honey trap has avoided jail.

In Sport

New signing Shane Grady is relishing the prospect of teaming up with his Dewsbury teammates ahead of his Rams debut next week.

Thornhill Lees FC are gearing up for the biggest match in the club’s history when they meet Chapeltown Fforde Grene in the last 16 of the FA Sunday Cup.

All this and much more, in this week’s Mirfield Reporter